Nike Air Max 98 Tearaway
FOOTWEAR Published: March 26, 2020 Updated: April 16, 2020  |  WORDS: Eshwaran Subramaniam

Try your hand at sneaker customisation with the Air Max 98 Tearaway

Tearaway is the latest trend from the Swoosh, and now it’s on the Air Max 98.

Nike Air Max 98 Tearaway in bag

The Nike Air Max 98 Tearaway comes out of the box pure white but gets more colorful as layers peel away.

Nike really likes to create sneakers that change and age over time – first with the Clot collab, then the G-Dragon Air Force 1 and most recently, the Travis Scott SB Dunk Low. The tearaway feature creates a new way for sneakerheads to interact with their kicks. Now Nike is bringing the feature to their Air Max line, and the first one out is the Nike Air Max 98 Tearaway.

Nike Air Max 98 Tearaway tearaway green

The sneaker will come out of the box as a triple white sneaker. When the textured panels on the uppers wear off, they will reveal a multihued colorway of emerald green, sky blue with hints of orange, red and yellow.

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The intention of the tearaway sneakers is to enable sneakerheads to express themselves and showcase their creativity. As the wrapping paper suggests, the tearaway panels can be removed in many ways – so you can customize it however you like.

Nike Air Max 98 Tearaway wrapping paper

The Nike Air Max 98 Tearaway is slated to drop very soon on, so stay tuned for updates.

How would you remove the tearaway panels? Would you create a pattern? Share your design ideas in the comment section.

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